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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed., July 7) -- Rangers rolling on this scorecard, too

The first-place Texas Rangers are starting to put Fox Sports Southwest on top, too.

Wednesday night's 3-2 home win against Cleveland averaged a very respectable 183,230 D-FW viewers. In prime-time, only NBC's 8 to 9 p.m. hour of America's Got Talent had a bigger audience haul (264,666 viewers). But from 9 to 10 p.m., the Rangers easily outdrew all competing programming, with the closing hour of the game averaging 251,093 viewers.

Rangers-Indians also controlled that hour among advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds, winning handily over runnerup Fox4's 9 p.m. local newscast while drawing more than five times the audiences for repeat episodes of ABC's Castle and CBS' CSI: NY.

Also of note at 9 p.m.: CW33's local newscast had an uncommonly large audience with 74,650 total viewers. And with 18-to-49-year-olds, it beat both Castle and CSI: NY.

The first hour of Fox's So You Think You Can Dance won from 7 to 8 p.m. in both ratings measurements before Talent took over.

In Wednesday's four-way local news derby results, NBC5 topped the field at 10 p.m. in total viewers while Fox4 scored both a rare and an easy victory among 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming on most stations.

The 6 a.m. golds were split between the Peacock in total viewers and Fox4 with 25-to-54-year-olds.

CBS11 ran the table at 6 p.m. while WFAA8 did likewise at 5 p.m.